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and -- it is all happening at this very moment. first, the jodi arias trial. she's in court for a mini trial of sorts. this is the first part of her sentencing phase in her criminal trial. it will decide whether she gets life in prison or death. in washington, eric holder is being grilled on a couple of scandals that are rocking the obama administration right now. we're going to begin in las vegas where america's most famous defendant officially speaks. o.j. simpson taking the stand. and o.j. appears wearing prison blues with his feet shackled and originally his hands shackled, but his right hand freed. he's testified now for nearly two hours in his effort to win a brand-new robbery and kidnapping trial. remember, he did not take the stand at his double murder trial. he did not take the stand at the original robbery and kidnapping trial that landed him here. but here he is right now and he's decided to speak under oath, officially. so far he has told the court that he was reluctant at first to try to recover personal items that he learned some memorabilia dealers were selling. they were his
convictions thrown out. we'll listen in to his testimony throughout this hour. in phoenix, jodi arias is back in the courtroom where a jury will decide if she deserves the death penalty for killing her ex-boyfriend. and here in washington, up on capitol hill the attorney general eric holder, he is on the hot seat. he's facing serious questions right now about the handling of the associated press telephone records and allegations the irs targeted conservative organizations. this is "cnn newsroom." i'm wolf blitzer reporting in washington. >>> we're seeing a first today and it's happening right now inside a courtroom in las vegas. o.j. simpson, he is under oath on the stand and on camera for the first time in his long history of legal trouble. this is not a trial. it's a hearing, letting simpson argue his request for a new trial. he's four years into a 33-year sentence for armed robbery, assault and kidnapping. let's listen in right now. >> -- how much going to be and then just general other people. >> okay. so at the point where you're concluding your conversation with them and saying, thanks,
're keeping our eye on two big blockbuster courtroom battles. this afternoon jodi arias back in court as jurors decide whether she will face the death penalty. the big question for the jury did she act with cruelty in killing her ex-boyfriend travis alexander. we are also following this when court resumes at 1:00 p.m. this afternoon. >>> in a matter of hours o.j. simpson will take the stand in his latest attempt to get a new trial. >> i wasn't there to hurt anybody. i just wanted my personal things and i realize now i was stupid. i'm sorry. i didn't mean to steal anything from anybody. and i didn't know i was doing anything illegal. >> simpson is serving up to 33 years in prison for the 2007 sports memorabilia heist in las vegas. he was convicted of robbery, kidnapping, and assault, but now he blames another man, his former attorney, for giving him bad legal advice. we'll go live outside the courthouse in las vegas. good morning, paul. >> reporter: good morning, carol. o.j. is going to try to push the attorney under the bus so to speak when he takes the stand. they'll go through 19 cl
her ex-boyfriend jodi arias could be convicted today. she'll be in a courtroom where the jury will consider the death penalty or life in prison. she to*eld said in an -- she said in an exclusive interview that she wants to die. she is tweeting. she writes any donations to my family or me are made only to jodi arias is innocent.com. any other source asking for information is fraudulent. thank you and good luck. >>brian: do the ntsb is asking to drop the blood alcohol level down to .5. that means the average person weighing 150 pounds may be over the legal limit in one hour. people weighing less, only one drink. we asked you how you felt about this. brian says this -- no relation -- lowering the limit will have no effect as almost all o.v.i. related deaths are caused by those with a blood alcohol level over the .08 limit. by the way, mothers against drunk driving have not weighed in on this. >>gretchen: talk about a well-dressed rescue. some florida teens stopped to help crash victims on their way to prom. 20 teens were riding in a limo when a van crashed in front of them, flipp
for the first time since his conviction. and that woman, jodi arias, back in court for the death penalty phase of her trial after spending much of time since her conviction on suicide watch in a mental health facility. both of those trials. we'll bring you live testimony coming up. d? not that we like tooting our own horn but... ♪ toot toot. [ male announcer ] find gevalia in the coffee aisle or at gevalia.com to support strong bones. and the brand most recommended by... my doctor. my gynecologist. my pharmacist. citracal. citracal. [ female announcer ] you trust your doctor. doctors trust citracal. [ agent smith ] i've found software that intrigues me. it appears it's an agent of good. ♪ [ agent smith ] ge software connects patients to nurses to the right machines while dramatically reducing waiting time. [ telephone ringing ] now a waiting room is just a room. [ static warbles ] >>> hi, everyone, i'm tamron hall. the "newsnation" with breaking news right now. attorney general eric holder is testifying before the house committee. department 6 justice faces two erupt scandals including wha
a jury reaching a verdict in the second phase of the jodi arias murder trial. it only took an hour and a half for them to find that arias was cruel when she stabbed, shot, and nearly decapitated her ex-boyfriend, travis alex ander in 2008. that word cruel was crucial. they had to agree on that and do so unanimously to open up the possibility of a death sentence. now they've done. that they can choose death. that is the next phase of the trial. but our senior legal analyst says the next stage is a lot more complicated challenge for the prosecution because they have to show arias deserves no mercy. that last phase is expected to go on for about a week. today marks exactly one month since the boston marathon bombing and while it was day of remembrance, a new controversy is brewing. 13 deputy fire chiefs say their chief didn't show leadership that day. today the mayor addressed their letter of no confidence in which they allege the chief has become a spectator at emergency scenes. he says his fire commissioner is looking into the allegations and will need answers before deciding what t
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